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#268615 28-Mar-2020 18:47
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After seeing an item just now on the news about the 9 care home workers who moved in with their dementia patients I had to say something.

 

While interviewing them (from a distance) it brought a tear to my eye, what amazing selfless people to do that.

 

I wanted to say thank you to all the amazing people out there who are not in the lime light but do things that people do not even see or get credit for.

 

It gives us a glimpse of humanity that is really there when it is needed the most.





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  #2449037 28-Mar-2020 19:10
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JaseNZ:

While interviewing them (from a distance) it brought a tear to my eye, what amazing selfless people to do that.




Had to wipe my eyes also. With one worker, a woman who I believe was a chef/cook at the residence, not being at home with her three children while she's continuing to prepare meals at the care home. Wow.




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Certainly some huge sacrifices being made by some/many. Thank you to you all




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That devotion to duty certainly puts what the majority of us are doing into perspective and makes what we're doing look insignificant.




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  #2449552 29-Mar-2020 15:41
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JaseNZ:

After seeing an item just now on the news about the 9 care home workers who moved in with their dementia patients I had to say something.


While interviewing them (from a distance) it brought a tear to my eye, what amazing selfless people to do that.


I wanted to say thank you to all the amazing people out there who are not in the lime light but do things that people do not even see or get credit for.


It gives us a glimpse of humanity that is really there when it is needed the most.



You interviewed them?





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  #2450061 30-Mar-2020 13:53
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Stu:
JaseNZ:

 

While interviewing them (from a distance) it brought a tear to my eye, what amazing selfless people to do that.

 




Had to wipe my eyes also. With one worker, a woman who I believe was a chef/cook at the residence, not being at home with her three children while she's continuing to prepare meals at the care home. Wow.

 

 

 

I was moved too by this selfless act.   Thanks to all those making such sacrifices.  I am sure there will be aplenty which do not get mentioned.


 
 
 
 


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  #2450090 30-Mar-2020 14:56
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Geektastic:

 



You interviewed them?

 

Lol no, i would suck at being a reporter , I was meaning while they were being interviewed on the news.





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  #2450092 30-Mar-2020 14:58
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This boy is gold https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12320911 

 

 

Absolutely amazing lad, people just don't seem to get how easy it can be transferred.  





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  #2450252 30-Mar-2020 19:13
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Press release from Wellington City Council:

 

 

During alert level 4 Covid-19 lockdown, the charity’s staff and volunteers have risen to the challenge, and will need local support to continue providing meals for its whānau. 

 

“The whānau got the message that we care about them,” says Compassion Soup Kitchen Manager Gary Sutton. 

 

“We are now making 150 meals a day, up from 70 last week, and we are providing for women’s and men’s night shelters as well.” 

 

Under the alert level 4 Ministry of Health guidelines, the Compassion Soup Kitchen is one of the few food facilities to remain open as it has been deemed an essential service to provide kai for Wellington’s most vulnerable people. 

 

However, meals can no longer be served in their communal dining facility. The Compassion Soup Kitchen has adapted their food distribution and whānau can now stop by the soup kitchen and pick up a bag of prepared food from outside the facility. 

 

Wellington City Council provided a marquee so people can pick up their food bag one-by-one from a covered outdoor area. The Compassion Soup Kitchen team has strict hygiene and health and safety procedures in place to ensure the protection of all communities, including the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

 

Community Well-being portfolio lead, Councillor Fleur Fitzsimons, says these are remarkable people, doing remarkable things, during a remarkable time.

 

“History shows that when the going gets tough, the tough get going – and the team at the Soup Kitchen are proving they are the salt of the earth right now.”

 

Mayor Andy Foster says: “We’re staying home and staying in our bubbles in order to keep ourselves and all our fellow New Zealanders safe – particularly our most vulnerable and our elderly. But there are many volunteers out there making sure our vulnerable also have food and shelter.” 

 

The Compassion Soup Kitchen will supply meals as long as they can. Yet the need is growing every day. At the same time, food charity organisations across Wellington have reported a notable uptake in need over the last few weeks. 

 

“Many emergency food service organisations are experiencing a greater demand for their services as more families struggle to make ends meet,” says Brittany Rymer, Resilience Advisor from Wellington City Council’s Community Services team. 

 

“Organisations like Compassion have had to work super hard and get creative to keep delivering their emergency food services, as many of their typical food supply lines like surplus stock from grocery stores, cafes and farmers markets, have become unavailable. Right now they need public support.” 

 

Gary Sutton expects there to be more demand as the lockdown continues, and says it’s important to stay open.

 

“Today I received a call from Tony, who is being housed in emergency housing. He said, ‘Thanks so much for the food you guys are producing every day. I haven’t had good food like that in a very long time’.” 

 





 

 

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